thanks everyone. does anyone know were i can get some good reading ive cleaned my library out of anything usefull and the university is 2 1/2 hours away . ile read anything journals papers ect. thanks
What's your current education level, and how comfortable are you with pushing your limits, what particular topics on cephalopods (or marine biology, or general biology, or science) are you interested in, and do you have a budget for buying books? You also might be able to ask the library about "interlibrary loan" to get books from other libraries that aren't available at your local branch.
I like Richard Ellis' books, and they're pretty accessible. If you can find a copy of Wells' Octopus
on interlibrary loan, that's a great, if old, book (it's very hard to buy a copy.) Hanlon & Messenger's Cephalopod Behavior
is a fairly readable book even though it covers pretty cutting-edge science, so it's a good example of the sort of things that you'd be reading as a marine biologist without being too intimidating. I also just got a book called Wave-Swept Shore
by Koehl and Rosenfeld that's a great one for explaining the science behind life in rocky shorelines and tidepools, and the related sciences that come into play in why the plants and animals are the way they are.
If you're really feeling like diving into the hard science, you can use google scholar to look up topics you're interested in, and while many papers will probably only be accessible from universities that have subscriptions, some are available online, many at cephbase
lists all the PDF format papers you can download from there (many of which are likely to be completely incomprehensible to non-specialists, though, so don't be discouraged if you download some and have to say
and give up... that happens to me all the time...)